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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Track \Track\, n. [OF. trac track of horses, mules, trace of animals; of Teutonic origin; cf.D. trek a drawing, trekken to draw, travel, march, MHG. trechen, pret. trach. Cf. Trick.] 1. A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel. [1913 Webster] The bright track of his fiery car. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint. [1913 Webster] Far from track of men. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) The entire lower surface of the foot; -- said of birds, etc. [1913 Webster] 4. A road; a beaten path. [1913 Webster] Behold Torquatus the same track pursue. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. Course; way; as, the track of a comet. [1913 Webster] 6. A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc. [1913 Webster] 7. (Railroad) The permanent way; the rails. [1913 Webster] 8. [Perhaps a mistake for tract.] A tract or area, as of land. [Obs.] "Small tracks of ground." --Fuller. [1913 Webster] Track scale, a railway scale. See under Railway. [1913 Webster]